GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Breaking News

Latest Cape Ann News

April 10, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: City man charged after Pratty's assault

Gloucester Police/Fire

Police arrested a 29-year-old Sandy Bay Terrace man for allegedly “sucker punching” another man at Pratty’s Bar on Parker Street Monday about 6:35 p.m.

Brandan L. Noble told officers he had punched the man because the man had been “name calling” Noble and “harassing (his) wife and other women in the neighborhood for a long time,” according to the police report.

Officers explained to Noble his right to a harassment order before arresting him for assault and battery with a shod foot and malicious property destruction resulting in under $250 in damage, according to the report.

Witnesses had reported that Noble tapped the man on the shoulder and “sucker punched” him in the face, police said. Police said that, as the man fell from his stool, his head hit the wall causing damage to the wall, then Noble continued to kick the man in the head and side, witnesses told officers.

Police responding to a call from a woman reporting that her neighbor had sprayed her with “unknown chemicals” found that the second-floor neighbor cleaning his deck with dish soap and water had “accidentally” sprayed the woman, police said.

Police, recognizing an ongoing dispute between the Davis Street residents, advised the man to use more caution when cleaning his deck.

Police arrested Christopher G. Montgomery, a 20-year-old Cleveland Place resident, on a charge of probation violation, after the man’s urine tested positive for opiates during a random screening Monday about 5:47 p.m., police said.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at mnesin@gloucestertimes.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest Cape Ann News

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA